Left free by the Magic, Mo Bamba finally re-signs there
Will leave, won’t leave? This is the question that surrounded the case Mo Bamba in Orlando. And we have the answer, because the Magic and its player have decided to agree on a new deal. This is for two years and $21 million.
With his 10.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 against average in 2021/22 (at 48% shooting, 38% 3-pts and 78% throwing), the 24-year-old pivot was one of the most coveted pivots of the market. Tracked among others by Chicago and Houston, the 6th choice of the 2018 Draft was retained by Orlando for an annual salary almost identical to that of his “qualifying offer” ($10.1 million).
Fragile and irregular, Mo Bamba has long struggled to break into the Magic rotation. Finally, it was during his fourth year in the league that the former Texas resident established himself as a starter on the team that drafted him. Both with his quality of outside shooting and with his talents as a circle protector…